July 16, 2015 3
In this day and age, can you launch a media start-up without paying writers? One publication is certainly trying.
December 11, 2012 8
The Prime Minister invited editors of female-skewing websites to Christmas drinks at Kirribilli House. Women's Agenda editor Angela Priestley was happy to be part of the communications strategy.
November 5, 2012 5
So many new voices, so little real journalism -- a breeding ground for corruption and failed politics. Gideon Haigh asks who will prevail, in the final chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.
October 22, 2012 9
The pace of news delivery increases as our attention spans decrease. But are we better informed? Gideon Haigh reports in the fifth chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.
October 8, 2012 7
Social media will enhance or destroy the journalism model, depending on who you believe. Gideon Haigh on Twitter, Facebook and measuring news in the third chapter of his investigative special for Crikey on the future of the media.
October 2, 2012 2
The Alan Jones saga ... The decline of newspaper readership ... Nasty hamsters ...
September 24, 2012 10
Once-great institutions are under threat; what might supplant them is unclear; reputations afford no protection. So what will media look like in 20 years? Gideon Haigh presents the first in a multi-part Crikey investigation.
July 14, 2012
To those journalists about to lose jobs in Australia, I'd say this: find yourself a place in the developing world where news breaks and start your own online site, writes Alan Morison.
December 12, 2011 3
One Australian new media start-up is using sophisticated software to trawl tweets, and from that constructs a media outlet more or less automatically, featuring the things we are all talking about. Meet The Wall.
November 14, 2011 23
The Communications Council, which represents the advertising industry, would like the trade press to ban all anonymous comments. Mumbrella's Tim Burrowes goes inside the debate.
May 24, 2010
James "Son of Rupert" Murdoch has hit out at the British Library and its evil information sharing ways. Roy Greenslade has a memo for him: libraries don't care about your bottom line.
May 19, 2010
In just five years, The Huffington Post has become the largest independent news site in the world, and its traffic now eclipses that of the WashPo, WSJ and LA Times. Now there's just one more title to top: the NYT. Henry Blodget gives it six months.
May 18, 2010
Forget witty puns and waggish turns of phrase -- online news headlines are now written with only one thing in mind: search engine optimisation. David Carr mourns the death of the smart screamer.
May 14, 2010
A look at the complex economics of online media: "Opinions posted on blogs are cheap. Great journalism is expensive." So should online media editors prize hits over high-quality content? And what are words on the internet actually worth?
May 11, 2010
May 7, 2010
That's the question the folks behind 48 Hour magazine are trying to answer. After they unveil the each issue's theme, writers have 24 hours to produce and submit content, then the production team have 24 hours to stick it all together.
April 30, 2010
Do you really read from a wide range of news sources? Slate has created a wonderful little widget that looks at your recent news-browsing history and lays your true media biases bare.
April 29, 2010
WTF CNN? is a delightfully simple site highlighting the tabloid headlines topping CNN's homepage by comparing it to the far more news-focused Al-Jazeera front-page.
April 9, 2010
Village Voice has the latest staff memo from Gawker Media chief Nick Denton, advising his underlings on how to write for the web. It's fascinating reading from someone who actually has this whole internet thing figured out.
April 1, 2010
Rupert Murdoch's Times newspaper is hemorrhaging about £1.5 million a week -- so while erecting an online paywall may seem risky, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain, says media consultant Philip M. Stone.